The Craziness That Comes with Having a Large Family

Having a house full of pitter-pattering feet was always a dream of mine. I have wanted to be a mommy for as long as I can remember. Having a large family, at least large by American standards, was never in the plans however. After baby #1 and #2 arrived and we settled into a comfortable, suburban lifestyle, my husband and I were 99.99% sure that our family was complete. That .01% led to identical twin girls a few years down the road. You read this correctly. Our number of kids DOUBLED in about 30 seconds.

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Bedtime…Why Must It Come EVERY SINGLE NIGHT?!?!

My girlfriend was over one day picking her daughter up from an epic 9th birthday sleepover. We chatted in the kitchen discussing the girls and how late they went to sleep the night before. I casually told her that it didn’t really matter to me because the twins had not yet slept through the night, (FYI they are two) and come to think of it… I really could not remember having a full night’s sleep.

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Careful Now America…for They are Watching You

With the election now over and our new president announced, we find that the country is divided in an extreme manner- we’re fighting, arguing, blaming – and the whole time our children are watching…and learning from our actions. We need to remember that how we act – now and always – should demonstrate good values and morals. We want our kids to be happy and get along and work together and avoid hatred. In the following post, Kristin McCarthy discusses the importance of being a good role model and how she’s talking to her own kids about the election results.

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Twin Toddlers, Teeth and Torture

Well friends, that magical time in our lives just recently rolled around – I made the bi-annual trek to the dentist’s office with the twins. To say that the twinnies hate the dentist would be the grossest understatement of the century. I thought we had a chance at a pleasant visit this time. The girls were so enamored with the office fish tank and the buckets of toys. They are two though and unfortunately had no clue that the brightly colored games, toys and Disney wall decals were nothing but smoke and mirrors.

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5 Truths About the Suburban Stay-At-Home Mom

As the self-proclaimed Stay-At-Home Queen of Suburbia, I feel it is my duty to confirm some truths regarding what us Stay-At-Home Moms do all day…I mean there are a lot of hours in the day, right? If we aren’t going to work what the heck do we do all day?! Get our nails done? Shop? Here are five truths about being a stay-at-home mom.

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A Study of the Abyss That Is The Mom Purse

There are some things that I have become quite embarrassed about since becoming a mom. My car is a disaster zone, my “sitting room” is a toy wonderland, and my body of yester-year is where dreams go to die. My purse is another one of these devastatingly embarrassing pockets of life. Seriously though, what HAPPENED? What is all this crap in my giant mom bag? Let us take a looksie at the nasty abyss that is the mom-purse.

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Things That Run My Day…and Ruin My Day

Every day that I have with my family is a blessing and a day worth living. I am a thankful gal and even in my darkest most stressful moments I remember that things could be so much worse. We don’t have to hide in caves, we are not persecuted for our beliefs, and we don’t drink out of the same watering holes as the local livestock…so yes things could be worse…waaaaaay worse. Now that we have established that the following ARE in fact first-world problems if there ever were any, here are my keys to life with littles. These things make or break me on a daily basis…

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